Celebrate the Seasons

The Forest Garden Club is celebrating the seasons with four library displays over the next year. The first display features fall items along with a regional gardening books. Garden Club President Lynne Wood is pictured with Carol Thompson who arranged the display, along with Gwyn Cooper, not pictured, and librarian Dianne McLaurin. The next three displays are scheduled for January, March, and June. The Forest Garden Club also supports the library with book donations and a yearly magazine subscription. Be sure to visit the library and view the seasonal contribution from the local garden club.

Garden Club recognized at Fall meeting

As a hardworking member of the Southern Pines District, the Forest Garden Club (FGC) was recognized and received three awards for Environmental Awareness, Horticulture and the annual Flower Show during the fall meeting on October 3 in Meridian.

Jason Hurdle, MSU Extension Service Agriculture Agent, explained the proper technique for collecting soil samples for testing. "Soil, Preparing Beds for Gardening," was the topic he spoke about on October 15.

Sandra Jones, Trudy Alexander, Mary Harris, Lynne Wood, Jean Smith and Keith Jones taught the Johnny Appleseed program for two classes of pre-kindergarten at Forest Elementary School on October 1. The children tasted red, green and yellow apples to decide their favorite. The results were then put on a graph to help teach a math lesson.

After completing an apple art project using red, yellow and green Play-Doh, each child was given an information booklet about apples. Apple cookies and apple juice were served as refreshments. 

A date for the next school program has not yet been set, but it will be held in spring 2020.

The FGC welcomed two new members, Latasha Wilkerson and Ila Cockroft, bringing the club’s total membership to 33.

Mary Harris made the announcement that Creative Christmas will be held on November 14 at the National Guard Armory in Forest. The FGC will have four tables during this year’s event with bow making, holiday decorations and wood projects.

All FGC members wore pink in support of Breast Cancer Awareness Month.

Forest Garden Club is a member of Garden Clubs of Mississippi, Inc. and The National Garden Clubs, Inc.